A leading theory ties the identity of the insect from Franz Kafka’s classic “The Metamorphosis” to the author’s Hebrew teacher
From medical school to the battlefield, he wound up in Siberia and China before America
Amsterdam’s Portuguese Jewish community adopted a seemingly strange image from Medieval Christian art
Photo taken by an Austrian soldier provides a rare glimpse
When cholera ran rampant, saving lives superseded all else
After he freed the serfs, Alexander II was virtually deified by one leading Jewish newspaper
Besides poverty and pogroms, forced conscription weighed heavily on European Jews
Shloimy Alman’s collection of photographs of Jewish London from the 1970s survive as a unique record of a disappeared world.
At an assembly of the Nazi Party in September 1935, the Reichstag passed laws that stripped German Jews of their citizenship
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